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Assistant Professors in Manufacturing Engineering

University of British Columbia

The Faculty is now embarking on the creation of a new, undergraduate program in Manufacturing Engineering that would be offered at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. We are seeking dynamic, emerging leaders in the field of manufacturing whose focus for teaching and research is digital manufacturing. Building on our strengths, we aim to build strengths on both campuses in order to lead the development of innovative processes and technologies that will transform the current manufacturing landscape. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to modelling and simulation of manufacturing processes and systems, additive manufacturing, precision manufacturing, integrated computational materials and manufacturing engineering, integration of smart devices/structures in manufacturing machines and manufactured systems, artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning in the manufacturing environment and robot assisted manufacturing. For all these areas, there is an interest in both computational and experimental approaches with an emphasis on integration, validation and implementation of solutions to solve challenges in manufacturing. Each position will be based on the need of and fit within the departments and the Manufacturing Engineering program and will ideally complement the research areas in the departments.

Applicants must have either a demonstrated track record or possess a clear potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching and must be willing to work with, or have experience working with industry, to implement innovative solutions for manufacturing challenges. The successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. levels and provide service to the University and the community.

The candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Undergraduate teaching will primarily take place in the new Manufacturing undergraduate program while research will be undertaken within the individuals department(s). Further information on the Faculty of Applied Science is available at

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, including information on how their research and/or teaching contribute to a diverse academic environment, and the names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications must be submitted online at

The starting date of the position will be July 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.